“…I really have been there and done that,” Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) told ABC News. “I am not a candidate. I am not interested in doing it. I hope John [McCain] is elected president. I’m going to work hard to do that. And I think the best thing I can do to help him be the great president I think he’s capable of being is to be Democratic senator working across party lines to get things done.” Born Joseph Isadore “Joe” Lieberman he is serving his fourth term in the US Senate. In 2000 he became the first Jewish VP candidate on Al Gore’s ticket and ran for the Democrat Presidential nomination in 2004. His “conservative” views put him on the outs with the Democrat party, and he lost its nomination for reelection in 2006 before being reelected as a third party candidate as “Connecticut for Lieberman.” He caucuses with Democrats and is officially an “independent Democrat” and openly supports John McCain to the chagrin of many Democrats.
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Richard Cochrane is trained in chemistry and metallurgy but is far more interested and practiced as a political and fund raising consultant, writer and amateur historian. He grew up in a Navy family and with his two younger brothers carried on its 500+ year tradition of naval service to Great Britain and the USA then enjoyed a career with one of the largest advertising and public relations agencies working with numerous Fortune 500 companies and many of America's premier educational institutions. He maintains friendships and acquaintanceships around the world. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.